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Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli

Al Jazeera News - 1 hour 1 min ago
Government forces mainly composed of peshmerga fighters enter northern town where thousands of civilians were trapped.

Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli

Al Jazeera News - 1 hour 20 min ago
Evacuated embassy compound in the capital raided as fighting rages among rival militias in the North African country.

Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land

Al Jazeera News - 1 hour 54 min ago
US official describes as "counterproductive" Israeli announcement to appropriate land, said to be largest in 30 years.

Call for Houthi civil disobedience in Yemen

Al Jazeera News - 9 hours 54 min ago
Houthi tribal leader urges supporters to escalate ongoing protests, defying appeals by the UN to end hostilities.

Palestinians are sentenced to sadness

Electronic Intifada - 14 hours 3 min ago

A family reunion without joy, and the loss of my childhood friend in Gaza.

Syrian rebels release Lebanese soldiers

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 11:16pm
The Al-Nusra Front frees four soldiers and a police officer kidnapped in Lebanon nearly a month ago.

What's behind the spike in Saudi beheadings?

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 8:33pm
In the opening weeks of August, Saudi Arabia carried out more than one execution per day, human rights groups say.

Iraq's Sunnis ready to fight IS group

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 5:55pm
Tribes in Anbar province say they want military and political support from Baghdad to push back the Islamic State group.

UN soldiers escape siege by Syria rebels

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 3:34pm
Two groups of Filipino peacekeepers escape positions in occupied Golan Heights threatened by rebels from Syria.

Bahrain arrests top human rights activist

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 3:14pm
Maryam al-Khawaja, who campaigns against abuse in Gulf state, charged with insulting king and assault on arrival.

Gaza doctors warn of looming health crisis

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 8:31am
Doctors say damage to territory's infrastructure has left it vulnerable to outbreaks of deadly illnesses.

Iraqi minority vows death before IS capture

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 8:08am
Shia Turkmen in Amerli, besieged by the Islamic State group, vow to kill their families before seeing their subjugation.

UN peacekeepers in Syria freed in firefight

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 7:14am
Thirty-two Filipino peacekeepers seized by unidentified fighters in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights rescued, UN says.

Iran says new US sanctions 'deepen' mistrust

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 3:26am
Iranian president slams new sanctions, saying they will hamper ongoing negotiations about country's nuclear programme.

Gulf states fail to resolve diplomatic rift

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 3:17am
Meeting held to resolve issues preventing six nations from influencing Middle East events ends inconclusively.

Gaza awaits changes brought by truce

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 1:50am
Level of need still high even as aid supplies are beginning to makes their way to battered enclave.

Palestinian refugees struggle with drugs

Al Jazeera News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 1:03am
In Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, just about anyone can open a pharmacy, providing easy access for drug abusers.

Suicide attack kills soldiers near Baghdad

Al Jazeera News - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 6:56pm
Car explosion at Yusufiyah checkpoint kills at least 11 and leaves 25 others wounded, Iraq's interior ministry says.

Badie death sentence reduced to life in Egypt

Al Jazeera News - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 6:54pm
Grand Mufti commutes death sentence handed to Brotherhood's leader but six others have death sentence upheld.

Palestinian rappers 'teach life' in Gaza

Al Jazeera News - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 5:57pm
As the dust settles in Gaza, local rappers have recorded a music video to highlight Palestinians' resilience.
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